S.Res.177 - A resolution encouraging the protection of the rights of refugees.109th Congress (2005-2006)
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|Sponsor:||Sen. Kennedy, Edward M. [D-MA] (Introduced 06/20/2005)|
|Committees:||Senate - Foreign Relations|
|Latest Action:||06/20/2005 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (text of measure as introduced: CR S6833) (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.Res.177 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (06/20/2005)
Expresses appreciation and gratitude for those States which host refugees and offer refugee resettlement, and denounces the practice of warehousing refugees.
Urges the Secretary of State to pursue refugee assistance models that permit refugees to enjoy all the rights recognized in: (1) the Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees; and (2) the Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees.
Calls upon the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to monitor refugee situations more effectively.
Encourages: (1) those countries that have not ratified the Convention or the Protocol to do so; and (2) all countries to enact legislation or promulgate policies to provide for the legal enjoyment of the basic rights of refugees as outlined in the Convention.